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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2016, 08:00:17 PM »
Very sad news.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2016, 08:37:33 PM »
God bless John.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2016, 03:55:59 PM »
John, thanks for all your help

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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2016, 04:44:03 AM »
god bless and prayers to John and his family!

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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2016, 05:32:59 AM »
I know I've used information he's contributed and has given me input on a few occasions. I'll always be grateful for his generous sharing his knowledge. Prayers to him and his family.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2016, 04:23:15 PM »
John's willingness to help others and advance our hobby is unquestioned. A true gentleman and all around great guy!

God speed John......
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2016, 05:38:11 PM »
My prayers are with John and his family. I truly appreciate the his answers to my emails in the past. Godspeed.

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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2016, 01:57:16 AM »
I went and visited with John today.
Both his cars are sold, he won't last must longer, and he's OK with that (vs doctors and procedures). :(
I teared up a bit when I read this. Its silly because I don't even know John but I've been reading his generous posts and articles here for the past 13 years. Thank you JohnZ for sharing this part of your life with us and God bless you and your family.

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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2016, 03:00:19 AM »
I propose a new section with John's writings archived for generations of 1st Gen. Camaro guys that are to come and have never had the privledge of having conversed with this great man.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2016, 03:19:20 AM »
I propose a new section with John's writings archived for generations of 1st Gen. Camaro guys that are to come and have never had the privledge of having conversed with this great man.

Done...

http://www.camaros.org/articles.shtml

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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2016, 04:52:15 AM »
That's a bit of John's legacy that will live on with us and others as long as CRG exists!   Thousands of Camaros and their owners have benefited from his knowledge and giving spirt, and thousands more will benefit in the years to come.  Many other thousands of Corvette owners, across several Corvette forums, also have benefited in similar fashion!  John has been, and is an inspiration to all of us, and should deservedly continue to serve as an example for us all.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2016, 01:17:17 PM »
I usually try not to comment on issues like this for the simple fact as I have a tough time putting my thoughts into words.  Although I do not personally know John nor have I met him; I feel that I owe him a sincere Thank You for all that you have accomplished as well as generously given of that knowledge to the Camaro and Corvette junkies of the world.  You probably do not understand the magnitude of the impact you have made on many of us without ever realizing it.  But you have.  When the time comes please tell my pops hello for me and that I look forward to seeing him again later on down the road.   Take care John & God bless.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2016, 10:58:59 PM »
Darrell, I can't agree more. The wealth of information John has shared is immeasurable. I for one have learned from him as I am sure others have. John always was the guy that had first hand knowledge of the cars and production methods and would take time to answer questions no matter how trivial. Thank you John the time you have devoted to this forum.

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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2016, 06:49:22 PM »
As we all know, John hasn't been doing very well lately and although he's recently shown some improvement, he's still far from better and is currently under Hospice Care and in stable condition. John's alert and mentally as sharp as ever and receiving excellent care, but very weak after his extended hospitalization.

John's wife, Linda, has established an account with CARINGBRIDGE.ORG, for friends to share messages him and his family. Simply visit this website to leave a journal entry on John's page to enjoy. You'll need to enter a valid email address and your name, but your thoughts, prayers and messages of hope can make a difference.

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